Kingdom of Spiders (1977)
Director: John Bud Cardos
Main Stars: William Shatner, Tiffany Bolling , Woody Strode
Storyline: farm are being killed off and after investigating the place is home to massive tarantulas
Review (Spoils): After an investigation on farm animal deaths super sexy cowboy hat wearing vet Rack Hansen nails it down that the town is now located to a hoard of tarantulas. With the help of the hot city slicker Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling ) they find out that the animals are dying from venom and track it down to spider venom. Of course they need to figure out a solution to eliminate the spiders which causing the whole town in fear and also without disrupting the county fair.
We have lots of tarantulas, some webbing, William Shatner, beautiful desert scenes, cows, hordes of tarnatulas that like zombies from Night of the Living Dead. This film is not horrible believe it or not it’s your typical “when animals attack type thing”. We have the young sexy vet making eyes (come one its Shatner he has to try to score somehow!) and the hot young Diane who together makes a good character builds.
Rating: Who does not like William Shatner? Cheezy or not this film is not bad..it’s not great but I have seen a hell of a lot worse when it comes to animal horror films. This is was probably one of the better spider films of its time till Arachnophobia came out. If you don’t’ like spiders then you will like this film for the creepy attacks and jumps. Who knew tarantulas moved so fast!